Most seasons, the Col du Diable's Macho Couloir (5.2, TD) is 350 meters of 45 to 50˚, marginal, shark-infested snow - perhaps with some ice thrown in - before 'flattening out' to a more 'relaxed' 40-45˚ for the last 100 meters. Finding it with stable boot-top pow under cold bluebird skies is something that most riders will only ever dream about.
Steep skier/filmer Luca Rolli captures Davide Capozzi, Giulia Mongego, Laurent Dupré and Michéle Curtaz making this Chamonix testpiece look cruisy. But don't be fooled by the silky turns being thrown down - if you catch this line in less than perfect conditions you'll quickly find out how this line lives up to its name.
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